Though traditional International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) has only two levels to each rank, I have expanded it to include a 5-stripe system. The first three stripes are your initial rank, and stripes 4 and 5 are the advanced rank within each belt. Each stripe achieved represents another bit of knowledge gained. You will progress from White to Yellow to Green to Blue to Red and finishing your basic training at Black Belt. With each rank, you acquire more knowledge. The learning is divided into small sections, making the information and techniques easier to practice and remember. The goal is to have students retain all they have been taught.